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RWE npower announces sale of subsidiaries to Utility Warehouse owner, Telecom Plus Plc, for £218m

On 19 November, RWE npower and Telecom Plus agreed the sale of RWE npower Limited’s subsidiary companies, Electricity Plus and Gas Plus, to Telecom Plus Plc, the owner of the Utility Warehouse brand. The transaction is subject to both the approval of Telecom Plus shareholders and the OFT; Completion is expected in late December or [...]

Land Registry goes big on open data

Land Registry is today, 28 June 2013, making its historical price paid records available to download for free as part of its open data programme. This will allow developers and businesses to use and reuse one of the world’s largest property datasets, comprising over 17 million residential cash and mortgage sales in England and Wales.
The [...]

Scrap metal dealers will have to hold licences

All scrap metal dealers will have to hold licences as strict new regulations penalising rogue traders became law today (March 1st 2013).
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act, which will come into effect later this year, will require metal dealers to satisfy their local authority that they are a legitimate trader. It will give local authorities and [...]

Google publishes video to show how it feels to wear Google Glasses

See more about this on the BBC web site.

Audio Business Podcast - SME tips on how to challenge new business rates

From April 1st business rates are set to rise by an average of 5.77% across England and Wales. Experts warn that the increase, coupled with the painfully slow rates appeals process to challenge business rates, is stifling business growth in the UK. The estimated total amount of savings due back to UK businesses from the [...]

Strategic Partnership formed to Revolutionise Facebook Marketing

360i parent company Dentsu Network West to invest in Expion to catapult social software company’s growth through integration of earned & paid social media

Digital agency 360i and social software firm Expion today announced a strategic partnership to revolutionize the way brands invest in Facebook. The partnership will result in the development of a powerful integrated [...]

10 reasons to use a company checking service

It would be nice to trust the people and companies you work with, but experience has probably taught you otherwise. There is a wealth of information available online, although not all of it is easy to find, aggregate or cross-check, while it’s also often pay-restricted. Here are some reasons to set up a profile on [...]

£158 million investment in e-infrastructure to power growth and innovation

UK scientists and businesses will have access to the most sophisticated technology keeping them at the cutting edge of research and development, as details of the Government’s multi-million pound e-infrastructure investment were announced today by David Willetts.
The investment includes £43 million for ARCHER, a new national supercomputer to support advanced research, such as complex chemistry [...]

Re-launch of Free Software Directory with over 6500 programs listed

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the re-launch of its Free Software Directory at directory.fsf.org. The Directory lists over 6,500 programs that are free for any computer user to download, run, and share. It was first launched nearly a decade ago, but the new version brings a [...]

Free Business Seminar - Essex - Build A Better Business

A free seminar provided by Colchester Business Enterprise Agency, Colbea and Mamut Business Software Solutions will be held on 26th November 2010 at COLBEA Business Centre, 1 George Williams Way, Colchester, CO1 2JS.
Topics covered include:
9 - 11 am:  For Start Up Businesses & New Businesses - Give Your Business the Start it Deserves!

E-commerce
Contact Management & [...]

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